Lesbian & Gay Psychotherapy Association


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who Provides a Safe Environment for Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transsexual Clients in the Greater Los Angeles and Southern California areas


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  • Social engagements with other gay and lesbian professional organizations such Southern California LGBT Association
  • Reduced fees for parties and events
  • Networking opportunities with other health care professionals
  • Invitiations to special LAGPA events JOIN NOW!

We look forward to seeing all of you at our upcoming socials and events. Join us for networking and fun with your friends in the LGBT community!

Latest News & Classifieds
(Summer 2016 newsletter in PDF format) (allow up to 1 -2 minutes to download large file)

  1. Executive Director's Report: 2016 Conference (page 2)
  2. Orlando Shooting: On Our Community After Orlando by Mary Guillermin (page 6)
  3. Articles on Orlando Killing
    • After Massacre at Orlando Gay Club by Patrick Healey (page 7)
    • Orlando Massacre Inspires Some to Come Out by Julie Turkewitz (page 7)
    • Orlando Shootings Stitch Together Gays and Latinos by Lizette Alvarez (page 8)
    • Tens of Thousands Gather in Orlando to Honor Victims by Julie Turkewitz (page 9)
  4. Comments From LAGPA Members about Orlando Shooting
    • By Robbert Schalekamp, Co-President (page 10)
    • By Susan Levitton (page 11)
    • By RJ Molligan, board member (page 11)
  5. In Memory of the Orlando Victims (photo collage) (pages 12-13)
  6. What We Can Do in Response to Orlando: 8 Ways Allies Can Show Up for the Queer by Milo Todd (pages 21-23)
  7. Social Events
    • Outfest (page 28)
    • Summer Pool Party (pages 29-30)
  8. 21st LAGPA LGBTQI Psychotherapy Conference
    • Press Release (pages 38-39)
    • Call for Papers(pages 40-41)
    • Sponsorship Form (pages 42-43)
    • Advertising Form(page 44)
  9. Classified Ads (pages 48-50)


    Calendar 2016

    July 16

    Outfest booth as Community Collaborator (more info)

    Aug. 14

    Summer Pool Party with LAGPA, SCLMA and LGBT Bar at the home of Liliane McCaine
    (more info)

    Oct. 2

    Workshop — “What Forgiveness Can Achieve.” by RJ Molligan

    Oct. 15

    LACPA booth

    Oct. 29

    Models of Pride Booth at USC

    Oct. 30

    “Becoming a Kink Aware Therapist” by Peter Chirinois & Caroline Shahbaz

    Nov. 13

    21st Annual Conference

    Dec. 10

    Winter Social at the home of new SCLMA president Robert Chang

    Jan. 13-15, 2017

    Finding Freedom Workshop booth (in Palm Springs)



    Click here to see what we did in 2015 and 2014


    21st Annual LGBTQI Psychotherapy Conference

    Date: November 13, 2016
    Antioch University
    Los Angeles, CA

    Greg Cason, Ph.D.The Lesbian and Gay Psychotherapy Association of Southern California, Inc. (LAGPA) announces its Twenty-First Annual LGBTQI Psychotherapy Conference. The conference is a one-day event co-hosted and co-sponsored by Antioch University Los Angeles (AULA) and the Masters in Psychology/Clinical Psychology LGBT Specialization. The conference is being held Sunday November 13, 2016 in Culver City, CA at AULA and presents academic research and expertise on LGBTQI issues and concerns to professionals working with these clients in their psychotherapy practices. The conference is designed to meet the educational needs of psychiatrists, psychologists, LCSW, LMFT, MSW, CAADAC Certified and Registered addiction professionals, interns, and students of psychology, and earns continuing education credits from APA, BBS, and CAADAC. Approximately 100 professionals are expected to attend.

    For our twenty-first anniversary conference, we wanted a truly special speaker. Dr. Greg Cason is best known as “Dr. Greg” from the Bravo series “LA Shrinks”— the controversial docu-series that dramatized the interactions between a therapist’s office and his real life. He appears regularly as a psychological expert on The Nancy Grace Show and has also appeared on many TV programs including The Jeff Probst Show, The Tyra Banks Show, Extra, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, and other news features. His expertise was also featured in documentaries specifically about the gay community such as The Butch Factor, The Adonis Factor, and The Gift. Most recently, he provided expert psychological analysis in The Secret Tapes of the O.J. Case: The Untold Story. His writing includes an often-irreverent psychology column for the gay community called “Off The Couch” in print and on-line versions of Frontiers magazine and his sometimes-controversial views have been featured in The Huffington Post, The Advocate, People, and other publications. Dr. Cason currently teaches in the psychiatric residency at UCLA and is a licensed psychologist and Diplomate in the Academy of Cognitive therapy with a private practice in Los Angeles specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and the LGBT community.


    • 2016 Press Release PDF


    LAGPA is accepting proposals for our Annual LGBTQI Psychotherapy Conference. The topics should focus on LGBT clients and the knowledge needed by therapists to better serve this population. Click here to download descriptive document.


    Approximately 100 professionals attend our conference. What better way to reach this targeted audience than to sponsor or advertise? Attached are the appropriate forms. We can still accommodate booths. Please see the attached Sponsorship Form.

    Want more information? Contact Chuck Stewart


    Watch for announcements. Typically these will be available early August. You may review last year’s brochure to see our exciting program. Being a LAGPA member saves you over 25% on entry fees.

    • 2015 Brochure PDF (allow 20-30 seconds for the very large document to download to your computer)


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